johudso
2007-07-06T19:27:48Z
is it possible to add a right hand mirror to my 1966 bug?
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1958 Harry
2007-07-06T19:50:29Z
Yes but you need to make sure your car has the right hinge pin to mount the mirror it'll have a threaded top if its the right one, if not you'll need to change the hinge pin, VW Heritage sell em, they are a right pain to get out tho!
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johudso
2007-07-11T13:52:16Z
"johudso" wrote:

is it possible to add a right hand mirror to my 1966 bug?

if so what is the best way to get the door pin out?
JD
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2007-07-11T19:36:10Z
A door hinge pin extraction tool.
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Jules
2007-07-12T01:00:30Z
"johudso" wrote:

is it possible to add a right hand mirror to my 1966 bug?



You are LHD, right?

Before you go to the trouble of removing and swapping your hinge pin work out what mirror you are going to use. If you use the regular 'Pear' shaped mirror chances are you won't see a thing out of it. We offer both Pear shape and round mirrors on an extended arm to get around this problem. Call me if you want?

Alberts?

mrsherbie
2007-07-13T09:43:22Z
"Jules" wrote:

Alberts?



Nooo!!!! :shock: :lol:
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djkeev
2007-11-30T00:45:19Z

Hi,
I hope this information helps you decide what to do. I'd really weigh how badly you want a right side mirror. While the cost in money isn't high, the cost in aggravation and possible finish damage is.

I suspect that you are not in the USA but here is some information on parts, both the mirror and the pin ....

https://www.wolfsburgwes...irrors/beetle_mirror.cfm 


As far as hinge pin removal, realize some paint damage is going to occur no matter how careful you are, it just seems to be the nature of the project.

Here is a forum on hinge removal with photos of the proper tool as well as suggestions by others about how to do it.

https://www.thesamba.com...highlight=hinge+pin+tool 


Good luck, let us know what you did and how it turned out.

Dave
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GKL 7
2008-01-22T20:05:40Z
"JD" wrote:

A door hinge pin extraction tool.




I've just ordered and paid for one from the states,first time in years i've seen them advertised
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Chris
2008-01-22T21:57:18Z
"'50 Karmann" wrote:

"JD" wrote:

A door hinge pin extraction tool.




I've just ordered and paid for one from the states,first time in years i've seen them advertised



Great stuff Matey, I'm sure that will come in handy :wink:
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GKL 7
2008-01-24T20:32:32Z
Arrived today.
Bloody heavy,think it will probably pull the doors off, not the pins out.
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